The Senate Public Affairs Committee wasn't ready to move Tuesday night on a House proposal to require more background checks on firearm sales that take place at New Mexico gun shows.
The committee voted 4-4 on a motion to move HB 77 to the next committee, so it remains on the table there. Chairman Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, said the amended proposal from Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, will be on the committee agenda again Thursday. Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, broke the party-line vote to join Republicans against the bill's adoption.
Gov. Susana Martinez said early in the session that she would sign the bill if it landed on her desk. Regina Chacon, director of the Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Records Bureau, said about 15 other states have similar laws on the books.
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